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Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

Updated Facebook Provider for Outlook Social Connector and Group Policy settings

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/25/updated-facebook-provider-for-outlook-social-connector-and-group-policy-settings.aspx

Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/16/released-update-rollup-7-for-exchange-2007-service-pack-3.aspx

Released: Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/16/released-update-rollup-2-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx

Released: v18.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/13/released-v18-9-of-the-exchange-2010-mailbox-server-role-requirements-calculator.aspx

AD RMS Cryptographic Mode 2 and Exchange 2010 Information Rights Management

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/09/ad-rms-cryptographic-mode-2-and-exchange-2010-information-rights-management.aspx

Geek Out With Perry on Mailbox Replication Service (MRS)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/06/geek-out-with-perry-on-mailbox-replication-service-mrs.aspx

MEC 2012 registration is open!

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/03/mec-2012-registration-is-open.aspx

Storage Validation in A Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/02/storage-validation-in-a-virtual-world.aspx

Geek Out with Perry on New Exchange Online Functionality

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/01/geek-out-with-perry-on-new-exchange-online-functionality.aspx

Lync,

NextHop - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub

http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update: April 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/26/microsoft-lync-for-mac-2011-update-april-2012.aspx

Lync Server 2010 - Mobility Deep Dive – Autodiscover Service

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/25/lync-server-2010-mobility-deep-dive-autodiscover-service.aspx

Developing an Effective Lync Readiness and Adoption Strategy

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/25/developing-an-effective-lync-readiness-and-adoption-strategy.aspx

TechNet Webcast: Lync for Mobile Devices

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/25/technet-webcast-lync-for-mobile-devices.aspx

Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 with Snooper: Part 2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/23/troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-with-snooper-part-2.aspx

Lync Online: How Lync Online Helps Stop Telephone Tennis

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/18/lyna-online-how-lync-online-helps-stop-telephone-tennis-grid-user-post.aspx

Lync Online: Install the Lync Attendee Before a Conference Call

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/17/lync-online-install-the-lync-attendee-before-a-conference-call.aspx

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Updates Now Available: April 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/16/office-communications-server-2007-r2-updates-now-available-april-2012.aspx

Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 with Snooper: Part 1

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/16/troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-with-snooper-part-1.aspx

Moving the Root Tenant OU for the Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/09/moving-the-root-tenant-ou-for-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting.aspx

Hotfix Rollup 4 for Forefront Security for Office Communications Server

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/02/hotfix-rollup-4-for-forefront-security-for-office-communications-server.aspx

Outlook

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx

Other

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Exchange

Using the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Control Panel (IT Professional Evaluation Guide)

This evaluation guide is designed to give IT Professionals an introduction and overview of the administrative features available in the Microsoft Exchange Control Panel (ECP).

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29424

Installing Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (IT Professional Evaluation Guide)

This evaluation guide is designed to give IT Professionals an introduction to the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installation process using the user interface.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29425

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Make, receive and manage calls with Lync 2010

Learn how to use Microsoft Lync 2010 to make and receive phone calls with one-click, follow up on missed calls, and use call controls to mute and unmute your voice. This course provides examples to help you complete daily Lync 2010 activities.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26791

Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice and Video Training

Learn about voice and video with Microsoft Lync 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3006

Microsoft Lync 2010 IM and Presence Training

Learn how to optimize your IM and Presence experience with Microsoft Lync 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12715

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets

These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the "Optimized for Microsoft Lync" logo.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16857

Successful Meetings with Lync Get Started

By understanding the best practices for conducting meetings and using the right communication technology from Microsoft Lync 2010, you are on your way to conducting successful meetings.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29298

Outlook

Outlook Web App Get Started

Microsoft Outlook Web App (OWA) provides secure access to your Outlook email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and Global Address List - via the Internet. This guide explains how to log on to OWA and use OWA features.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29289

Outlook 2010 Get Started

Use Microsoft Outlook 2010 to manage your e-mail messages. You can use this guide to learn about some of the new features in Outlook 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29290

E-Mail Basics: Managing E-Mail Get Started

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 offers tools to help manage your messages. This guide includes information to help you with the following tasks: Group Messages in folders, Use the To-Do Bar, Assign Categories to Messages, Search for Messages with the Search Box, and Use E-Mail Rules to Route Messages.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2757

Outlook 2010 Calendar Scenarios Get Started

Microsoft Outlook 2010 makes setting appointments, sharing your calendar availability, and managing your schedule even easier.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1844

Other

Downloads

Exchange

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2661854)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29427

Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2655203)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29426

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802

This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=b3b02475-150c-41fa-844a-c10a517040f4

Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

CSContactImporter

Small tool for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 which allows an administrator to import contacts into the database.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29558

Outlook

Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB2598292)

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29391

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool

The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28806

Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 64-Bit Edition

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 64-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 64-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29393

Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 32-Bit Edition

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 32-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 32-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29382

Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553248) 32-Bit Edition

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29361

Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553248) 64-Bit Edition

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29385

Events/Webcasts

Lync Server 2010, More than a PBX

Starts: Friday, May 04, 2012 8:30 AM Ends: Friday, May 04, 2012 9:30 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 8:20 AM

Lync Server 2010, more than a PBX: In this webcast, a live presenter will showcase all of the additional features that come along with Lync Server 2010.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032500199&culture=en-US

New KB's

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: Certain mailbox rules do not work automatically after you move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server and then move it back

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2654700/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: Move operation is not completed and 100 percent of CPU resources are consumed on an Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677583/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: MSExchangePOP3 service crashes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677979/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: Pre-reform spelling rules are used in the Portuguese (Portugal) dictionary in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2690628/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: MSExchangeRepl.exe process crashes when Active Directory returns an LDAP_PARAM_ERROR value in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2694267/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: User who has the Full Access permission cannot open another user's mailbox by using Outlook Web App in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2694274/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: The autocomplete="off" parameter is missing in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2694291/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3: You receive duplicate read receipts from a user who is using an IMAP4 client in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2696628/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: You cannot generate an OAB file that is larger than 2GB in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625450/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: Error message when you use the "Folder.Bind" method in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641249/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: An email address policy does not generate the email addresses of recipients correctly in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661294/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: Certain MailboxStatistics properties are not updated when a user uses a POP3 or IMAP4 client to access a mailbox in an Exchange 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2664365/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: Exchange Server 2010 does not recognize a new or updated mailbox throttling policy

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2689533/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard: A hidden user is still displayed in the Organization information of Address Book in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635223/en-US

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: OWA does not work correctly in an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 environment that has OWA integration configured

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686821/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Core Redist 64-bit: April 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686823/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: An update is available to add a detailed exception message to an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 trace log

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686825/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: An update is available for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, UCMA 2.0 Core Redist 64-bit to support encoded IPV6 addresses

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686826/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard Edition: Description of the update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2: April 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695383/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: Error message when you try to join a meeting by using Live Meeting 2007: "Internet Explorer cannot download join from www.livemeeting.com"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2702319/en-US

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: April 10, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598292/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: MS09-060: Description of the security update for Outlook 2003: October 13, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973705/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: April 10, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598306/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: No results are returned when you search for e-mail items after you enable Instant Search in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927676/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition: You receive an "Outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server" error message in Outlook 2002

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302357/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition: MS09-060: Description of the security update for Microsoft Outlook 2002: October 13, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973702/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Description of the Outlook Social Connector update (Oscmoss-x-none.msp): April 10, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553267/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Description of the Outlook Social Connector update (Osc-x-none.msp, Oscintl-en-us.msp): April 10, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553406/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Pictures cannot be displayed and are shown as red X in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638687/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Description of the Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook update: January 17, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2650641/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Managing the Room Finder in Outlook 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673231/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Order of folder synchronization for Outlook 2007 and for Outlook 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686906/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Outlook 2010: Change Password

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697421/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Information about the Outlook Sniffer functionality

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2699725/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Information about the Sniffer Lock feature in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2699728/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Details on the publishing of free/busy data by Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701035/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Email remains in the Outbox when you use the DelegateSentItemsStyle registry value

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2703723/en-US